Picket and Action to Oppose the SPP

2007 11 Aug
12:30pm - 2:00pm

12:30pmSaturday, August 11thRally at Confederation Square War Memorial (top of Elgin @ Wellington)On Saturday, August 11th, the PGA Bloc Ottawa invites all groups andindividuals opposed to the Security and Prosperity Partnership to joinus in directly confronting one of the corporate backers who willdirectly benefit from the Montebello Summit.The North American Competitiveness Council (NACC) was launched as partof the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) in June 2006. It isthe only formal advisory board to the SPP and is made up of 30corporate leaders from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico with ten advisorsfrom each of the SPP signatory states. A September 13, 2006 story inMaclean's magazine describes NACC as a "cherrypicked group ofexecutives who were whisked to Cancun in March by the leaders ofCanada, the U.S. and Mexico, and asked to come up with a plan fortaking North American integration beyond NAFTA."Harper appointed the Canadian membership of the NACC in June 2006:Dominic D'Alessandro (Manulife Financial); Paul Desmarais, Jr. (PowerCorporation of Canada); David Ganong (Ganong Bros. Limited); RichardGeorge (Suncor Energy Inc.); Hunter Harrison (CN); Linda Hasenfratz(Linamar Corporation); Michael Sabia (Bell Canada Enterprises); JimShepherd (Canfor Corporation); Annette Verschuren (The Home Depot);and Rick Waugh (Scotiabank).For more information on the NACC and the corporate profiteersinvolved, visit http://noii-van.resist.ca/?p=438For more information about the picket and action, contactpgabloc@gmail.com or visit pga.roadnetwork.org